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Bali offers travelers great holiday opportunities throughout the year. However, each season has its advantages and disadvantages. We will tell you in this article what Bali can delight its guests in May.

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Weather in Bali in May

In terms of weather conditions, May is good for visiting Bali. The rainy season has ended and dry and sunny weather prevails on the island. The chance of rain is minimal, but light precipitation cannot be ruled out in places. Average humidity is around 75%, which is slightly lower than in previous months.

May is considered one of the hottest months of the year with temperatures ranging from 28-33 degrees during the daytime. As evening approaches, the temperature drops, so we recommend taking light, long-sleeved clothing for evening walks. The average water temperature is 28 degrees, which is suitable for swimming, snorkeling and diving.

  • Air temperature during the day: 28-33°C
  • Air temperature at night: about 23°C
  • Water temperature: 28-29°C


Prices in Bali in May

Despite good weather and an increase in the number of tourists, May in Bali is not characterized by too much tourist activity, so during this period you can find good deals in terms of price and quality. The estimated cost of living for one night in a double room in popular tourist destinations is:

  • Risata Bali Resort & Spa (Kuta) is an inexpensive 4-star resort located 5 minutes walk from the beach. Cozy rooms, a lot of greenery, there is a restaurant and bar with billiards, a gym and a spa center. Shops within walking distance - from $45 with breakfast.
  • IZE Seminyak ( Seminyak ) - a modern 4-star hotel in a popular area of Bali. There is a 20-meter pool with a rooftop bar, a restaurant serving Indonesian and European dishes, a 24-hour gym and a library - from $67.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort is an award-winning 5-star hotel located next to the beach, offering comfortable rooms and suites with garden or lagoon views, a cozy restaurant and a tranquil spa, swimming pool and fitness center, as well as a range of other services and amenities befitting its status - from 97 dollars with breakfast.
  • Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali ( Tanjung Benoa ) - 5 star beach resort operating on an all system Offering airport transfers, comfortable accommodations, fine dining at 6 restaurants, non-motorized water sports, spa services and a wide range of entertainment for guests of all generations, including the youngest travelers - from $107 with breakfast.
  • The Stones Hotel Legian - Bali ( Legian ) - another representative of the Marriott chain, invites guests to enjoy beautiful architecture, varied cuisine, a refreshing 3,000 square meter pool, spa and wellness services, as well as other benefits of a 5-star holiday. The famous Kuta Beach is just steps away from the hotel - from $130 with breakfast.
  • Mulia Resort ( Noosa Dua ) is an exclusive resort, highlighted by publications such as Conde Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor. Situated on a beautiful, manicured beach, it offers 526 rooms and suites including pool rooms, 9 restaurants and bars, a spa, 4 pools including a children's pool, a kids' club, a fitness center and more - from $351 with breakfast.
  • Alila Seminyak, part of the renowned Hyatt chain, offers guests beautifully appointed suites, Balinese, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, as well as a range of activities tailored to the individual interests of guests - from $549 with breakfast.
  • Como Uma ( Ubud ) - a luxury secluded resort nestled among rice fields, houses guests in spacious villas equipped with infinity pools. Lush vegetation, panoramic views of the surrounding area, excellent cuisine, interiors designed by Japanese designer Koichiro Ikebuchi, yoga pavilion, gym, free scheduled shuttle to Ubud, daily activities and guided walks are just a small part of what awaits guests at this resort - $884 with breakfast.
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Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali
Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali

What to do in Bali in May

Good weather and lack of precipitation in May encourage beach holidays, as well as active exploration of the island. However, when going for a walk, remember that in May it is quite hot in Bali, so be sure to stock up

on water and sunscreen.


Bali has a variety of surf camps, schools, beaches and waves to suit the needs of surfers of all levels, from beginner to pro.

In Bali in May, the chance of rain is extremely low, which means cleaner beaches, including Kuta Beach, which is ideal for those taking their first steps in the sport.

During this period, athletes have access to the spots Medevi, Canggu, Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland, Balangan, the entire coast of Kuta, including Legian and Seminyak, as well as other locations.



Diving in Bali is possible all year round, but the best time for scuba diving is considered to be from April to November. And April and May are considered the best months for observing manta rays.

Find out more useful information about diving in Bali from this article.



Bali offers ample opportunities for lovers of hiking routes. For example, a fascinating walk along the Tjampuhan mountain range will allow you to admire beautiful views of rice fields, visit art galleries and take memorable photos.

Travelers with good physical fitness can climb Mount Batur. During the excursion, you can not only conquer Bali's second largest mountain peak, but also admire the sunrise, have a snack and relax in a volcanic hot spring.


Other walks and excursions

In addition, while vacationing in Bali in May, you can:

  • take a bike ride around the area or explore the island in an off-road vehicle;
  • ride an ATV through the jungle, streams and fields;
  • Get an adrenaline rush and experience local wildlife on a rafting tour on the Ayung River;
  • admire blooming orchids, a variety of cacti and herb plantations in the botanical garden in Bedugul;
  • go on an excursion to the city of Ubud and visit galleries, temple buildings, local shops and rice terraces;
  • visit the famous Hindu temples Tanah Lot and Taman Ayun.


Holidays and festivals

Holidays and festivals are an integral part of the life of the Balinese people. While vacationing on the island, you can often see festive ceremonies on the streets and in temples. Among the most significant events in May, the following should be highlighted:

Labor Day is a public holiday in Indonesia. Traditionally, thousands of workers in Jakarta take to the streets to voice their demands. Most businesses and schools are closed across the country, which will need to be taken into account when making your plans.

Bali Spirit Festival is an annual colorful celebration that is held in the city of Ubud and attracts not only local residents, but also travelers who love yoga, dancing, a healthy lifestyle, movement and music. Festival guests can expect seminars on yoga, dance, martial arts, breathing exercises and personal development, as well as performances by national bands and DJs. There are also a number of children's activities.

Waisak ( Vesak ) day is a national holiday and sacred day in the Buddhist calendar. It is celebrated not only in Bali, but throughout Indonesia. Marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Locals and pilgrims visit temples, raise Buddhist flags and place offerings at Buddha statues.

Date: determined by the Hindu calendar and may vary from year to year.

Pagerwesi is an important religious holiday dedicated to spiritual strengthening. The Balinese set up tall decorated bamboo poles ( penjors ), make offerings, pray in their homes and visit temples.

The holiday is celebrated once every 6 months, the date may change from year to year.

Ascension Day - Day of the Ascension of Jesus Christ. Christians all over the island visit churches and ancestral graves.

The celebration falls on Thursday every year, but the date varies from year to year.



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